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attorney change these charges to felony hate crimes. but today the d.a. said he is sticking with misdemeanor charges. >> all racist behavior, racist acts, racist people, racist themes will not be allowed on this campus today, tomorrow, forever more. >> reporter: during an emotional rally at san jose state university today, members of the naacp demanded that the four students accused of a hate crime after allegedly tormenting their black roommate in an on-campus dorm, face much more serious charges than the misdemeanors they're currently charged with, especially since the white students were accused of barricading the victim in his room and putting a u-shaped bike lock around his neck, among other things. >> these acts rise to the level of felonies under the california criminal law. >> reporter: santa clara district attorney rosen issued this response saying, "we understand the outrage of those calling for even stiffer charges
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in this case, but the charges are not a reflection of the degree of their racism. the charges are a reflection of their criminal conduct." university president muhammad kaomi told the more than 200 students who attended the rally the university needs to do better. >> what we need to do is somewhere in the process, our decisionmaking failed. as part of it, i failed that stude student. they failed all of our students. >> reporter: some students accuse the president of not listening to them. during today's rally, some wore tape over their mouths to symbolize not having a voice. they claim the university doesn't do enough to protect black students. because of that, the black student who was allegedly tormented in his dorm room, never felt he had a voice. >> they should have been immediately removed from the dormitory and campus as soon as that was reported.
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>> reporter: university administrators say they plan to bring in an independent investigator to determine what went wrong in this entire process and how to fix it. the naacp also is saying that now it is going to bring this case to the state attorney general to ask her to review it. reporting live in san jose, nbc bay area news. >> thank you. let's turn things over to chase also on the story for us. according to the police report, we know more about what happened in that dorm now. >> reporter: we do. we've been digging through police reports and counted at least 13 different alleged encounters between the victim and his roommates. five times the victim says he was barricaded in his room using furniture outside the door. he also frequently found a confederate flag around their dorm, pentagrams, and nazi symbols hung in various places. and even at one point had that bike lock put around his neck. but the suspects claim it was all just a prank war. the lock was placed around his
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neck to symbolize putting chains and locks on the black kid. those were the words of a san jose state housing assistant recounting for police what four what students are accused of doing to their children roommate. in response, logan bashler, one of those accused, told investigators their actions were part of a satire that he thought would be funny. chalking it up to a prank war. even a witness and friend of the accused said in police interviews that she doesn't see the confederate flag as such a terrible thing or as any kind of symbol. she does understand that other generations would see it that way, but she feels her generation has grown out of it, calling it simply "dark humor." >> how they can be viewed, these things can be viewed other than to be racially tinged or motivated boggles my mind. >> reporter: as a retired judge, ladoris cordal has legal concerns about the alleged hate crimes, but more broadly highway is also fears how a younger
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generation views racial history. >> one way to view it is they don't get it. another way is, oh, they get it, but they're not willing to say they get it. it's a prank, but they know in their hearts of course this is racially motivated. i don't know what it is because i think in the end it matters not because the behavior they exhibit is the same. it's hurtful. in my view, it's racist when these things happen. >> reporter: a view shared by the victim himself. he told san jose police that in every questionable encounter with his roommates, "race has always been used with name-calling and the bike lock," adding that he "saw the bike lock and posting of the confederate flag as references to slavery." the victim's friend also told police that she believes that he did not come forward sooner because he was scared, and she says that he did not want anyone to know that he was "being bullied."
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>> thank you. just in, the cart service uber is being blasted by a san francisco customer claiming that a driver assaulted him. james alba booked a ride from his home in a castro bar early sunday morning. he sudden he made it as far as the intersection of 18th and market. he says the driver allegedly ordered him out of the car and hit his phone out of his hands after using racist and homophobic slurs. uber says all of its drivers must pass a background check and is tunnel to ongoing reviews. they responded saying that before pickup, you are given name, plate, and car type to make sure you're getting in the right car with the right driver. they say the information did not match, but the driver knew his name, so he got in. new at 6:00, a judge's ruling throws california's bullet train project into doubt. the decision made by a sacramento judge blocks the sale of bonds used to pay for the
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high speed rail line. a separate lawsuit claims the current plan no longer complies with what voters approved in 2008. and the judge agreed. he ordered rail officials to rewrite the system's funding plan, a process which could take months or years. happening now, president obama is in los angeles after spending about five hours in the bay area. we showed you his rival in los angeles live during our 5:00 newscast. the first arrived at lack before 5:30, then the president boarded marine one. the fundraising tour continues at the home of basketball great magic johnson. tomorrow, he'll visit dreamworks animation studios for a speech on the economy and will attend another democratic national committee fundraising event. he leaves los angeles for d.c. tomorrow afternoon. a high-profile interruption and high-dollar fundraising, that's the headline. president barack obama made three stops in san francisco. a free event for invited guests and a paid event and fundraiser. during that first public event here, he was heckled by a former u.c. berkeley student.
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nbc has more on what happened and more on the heckler. >> reporter: san francisco, usually a friendly place for president obama, but not so today here in san francisco. the reason -- immigration reform. >> because it's long past time to fix our broken immigration system. >> reporter: for almost everyone in the audience at the betty aung center in san francisco, president obama said all of the right things when it comes to immigration reform. >>ed to more than one in four residents born outside the united states came here from asian countries. many through our family immigration system. they're doctors, business owners -- >> reporter: for one, 24-year-old former u.c. berkeley student, it wasn't enough. >> why we're here -- >> please use your executive
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order to halted -- [ inaudible ] >> reporter: one undocumented graduate student from south korea risked being arrested by secret service to speak to the president. >> under his administration, 1.8 million undocumented immigrant families are torn apart and separated because of obama anti-immigration law. >> reporter: there were other people frustrated with mr. obama and the slow progress of immigration reform. sergio garcia is an undocumented immigrant. his fight to become an attorney made california the first state in the nation to allow immigrant without papers to practice law provided they went to law school and passed the state bar. he believes the president can do more. >> unfortunately we heard a lot of the things -- we have been hearing many, many times over. as a matter of fact, this speech seemed a bit rehearsed to me. >> reporter: the second stop was the san francisco jazz center. the president's message remained
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the same -- congress must not get in the way of progress for the american people. >> right now in this country there's at least one faction of one party that has decided they're more interested in stopping progress than advancing it. >> reporter: we did ask him how he managed to get on stage, after all he is a well-known activist for immigration reform in the bay area. he did say that he was vetted and invited just like everyone else. reporting live in san francisco, i'm cheryl hurd, nbc pay area news. >> thank you. we have more details on that young man. 24-year-old ju huang from alameda. he protested the appointment of janet napolitano a few months back as the new u.c. president. and he was the subject of a documentary last year that profiled him as an undocumented student while he studied at cal. he was born in south korea and has been caught in the middle of
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his family's immigration struggle. he says his family is one of the millions that are at risk of being torn apart. he once supported mr. obama but said he was disappointed in the president's effort on immigration reform. there was one thing president obama missed on his visit to san francisco. >> you got great food. you got great people. beautiful scenery. no more supervillains because batkid cleaned up the streets. [ applause ] >> love that kid. >> reporter: everybody loves batkid. a morning news show flew 5-year-old miles scott and his parents to new york for an interview. his bat calendar was booked solid when the president called. new at 6:00, doing what he was trained to do. that's how the raiders fan who helped save a despondent woman at yesterday's game is describing his heroic efforts to save her. donnie mavidad jumped into action as a woman tried to commit suicide from the third level deck. the family is praising his quick
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thinking. we have more from the stockton man. >> this is the result from her falling, as i tried to embrace her. >> reporter: 61-year-old dony navidad shows us the bruises he suffered when he tried to catch a woman who jumped from the third tier of the oakland coliseum after yesterday's raider' game. >> if i didn't do anything, it would have scarred me for the rest of my life. knowing you could have done something. >> reporter: the marine corps veteran says his military training kicked in. he jumped into action without even thinking about it. >> i've lost fellow marines that i went to boot camp with. and i'll bet something like this, knowing you're seeing a body coming at you and not to do anything -- you know, i reacted the way i did. >> i'm shocked, amazed, and
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really just proud. i mean, he's my hero, and that night, he was hers. >> reporter: navidad's daughter, a sergeant, says she couldn't be prouder of her dad. navidad wants the woman he helped to know he cares and would put his life on the line again to save her. >> it's tough because had i not done anything, you know, it a's- tearing up, but, you know, it's life. that's a human being. >> that was jodi hernandez reporting for us. hall of fame raider willie brown and other players and team staffers visited navidad today to say thank you to him in person. they gave him raiders memorabilia and yesterday's game ball. still ahead here at 6:00, the latest on the deadly storm pushing through the country that could snag a lot of holiday travel plans. that's right. we're also tracking our own storm system here across the bay
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area. i'm chief meteorologist jeff ranieri. we'll have the timing on this and a few forecasting issues coming up in a few minutes. everyone loved him. even people who weren't in his class, who didn't have him as a teacher or coach. >> and his legacy lives on for generations as students of a bay area community mourns a leader who died while attempting an act of kindness for a stranger. i'm scott budman. a silicon valley company told by the federal government to stop selling its product. what it may mean for your health coming up.
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[ bell ] [ applause ] um preserve day on wall street when -- impressive day on wall street. when the bell sounded, the bell close the at 4,000, the first time it's reached that level since september of 2000 during the dot-com bubble. most investors thought they would never see it again.
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the dow also set a new closing high at 16,072. a notable story in the bay area that got attention and funding even from google. tonight, a hay-profile silicon valley startup is scrambling after a federal agency said the company has to shut down. our business and tech reporter, scott budman, joins us with the story. "? >> reporter: 23 and me has in a fairly short period of time changed the way we think about genetics and genetic testing. the way it's doing it, with the kit you buy for $99, is under fire from the fda. with health care and data, a red-hot combination these days, 23 and me has made a name for itself in silicon valley, giving you for $ a slew of information about dna the co-founder and ceo told us her company's goal -- >> with that information especially on the health side, you could potentially by knowing
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what you're at risk for, you could potentially take actions that could substantially improve your life or even potentially save your life. >> reporter: the mountainview firm started in 2006 just got bad news from the food and drug administration which told 23 and me to stop selling its dna kit for failing to prove that its technology is supported by science. >> for most of the tests, they have absolutely no value. >> reporter: dr. david magnus runs the center for biomedical ethics. >> you might as well have your next-door neighbor's test results. they no more informative for you than your neighbor's test results are. vastly more powerful is your family history, and any physician will be able to do more than that. >> reporter: for its part, 23 and me admits it's not met fda expectations and says it will work with the fda, and this their relationship is very important. it's an intersection of technology and medicine that has, at least temporarily, run into a stop sign.
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the fda has told 23 and me to stop telling its $99 dna kits as of just a few minutes ago, though, they are still for sale on the company website. back to you. >> thank you very much, scott. let's bring in our chief meteorologist, jeff ranieri. paying particularly close attention because of the holiday week. >> yes. we have details coming your way, you guys. i know you'll be interested in. right now wife cloud cover increasing out here offshore. but as weigh head throughout thursday's forecast, going to be all about the storm system that's continuing to develop. right now, it still looks like we'll have a few showers here as we head throughout part of our thanksgiving forecast. more on that coming up. now i want to take you outside to that sky camera network. and it is cool. it is crisp out here with that cloud cover on the increase in san francisco. as we look across the east bay now, we have 54 degrees. take a look back toward the embarcadero plaza. if you haven't been to san francisco lately, they're starting to put up the lights down across downtown. looks awesome. so let's take you to the 24-hour
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forecast. no rainfall expected for tomorrow. the biggest thing in the south bay will be that cloud cover to start in the morning hours. temperatures in the mid fourth. by the noon hour, 60 degrees expected and mostly sunny skies. for the peninsula, cooler there to start at 7:00 a.m., 42 degrees. throughout the evening hours, cloud cover back on the increase yet again. san francisco starting off with 60 by the noon hour. not too much warming in the forecast with low 60s. let's look at the rest of the bay area. the thing you'll notice here is the north bay, also for the tri-valley. temperatures will begin cool with upper 30s and low 40sment then by the unanimous hour, we'll see 10 to 15 degrees of warming coming your way. a decent at least midday forecast coming back into the mix. then we'll see temperatures as we head throughout 5:00 p.m. expected in the low 60s. so when it comes to our forecast, the possibility here of delays as weigh head throughout the next 72 hours, i think the clouds and potentially showers on thursday will provide some delays at sfo, washington,
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d.c., rain and also snow, and for new york city, not only rain and snow but wind will likely compound those traveling headaches. we're going to have more on the timing of our storm system and why we don't think at this point it's going to be a major storm coming up in about 25 minutes. >> jeff, see you shortly. also ahead, overcoming the odds. one woman's journey from surviving a car crash and a broken neck to finally fulfilling a lifelong dream. plus -- i'm in san jose. a local charity needs help to provide families with 50 pounds worth of food, especially that all-important turkey. we'll show you how you can help.
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just a few days away, the centerpiece of a thanksgiving meal is turkey. >> of course it is. but a south bay charity needs your help to make that turkey a reality for 4,000 families in need. nbc bay area has more from
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sacred heart community center in san jose. the problem is, they're still short of turkeys for families who might not go with a thanksgiving meal. >> reporter: that's right. it was a flurry of activity all day here at sacred heart community services. it's very quiet now, but they still need help to get all of the turkeys that they have promised to the families that need a little help at thanksgiving. >> you're going to bring your car and put this in the window -- >> i live by the motto you can't sell community without you. >> reporter: the volunteers are fired up for thanksgiving. while there are enough turkeys to fill the made it today, the agency needs help to make good on its promise to make good on a thanksgiving turkey and fixings to 4,000 families in the next few days. >> right now we're about 2,000 turkeys short. >> reporter: caroline and her sister donated 30 turkeys. >> it doesn't cost that much money. and you know, a small donation at the end of the year helps a lot of people. >> reporter: long-time donors
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likes that the donations stay local. >> it's nice to see it. that's what you want. >> reporter: sacred heart says the made it is growing. increasingly families working two to three jobs are at the receiving end, especially at the holidays when costs like heating and childcare increase because kids are out of school. >> rents have gone up 10% in the last year. over 50,000 households have a lot -- had their benefits cut for food stamps just this month. they're having to stretch their food budget even further than before. >> reporter: often the help families need becomes help they give when they can. >> long time ago when my family first came here, they emigrated from vietnam. it was organizations like this that helped them out. always thought that if i had the chance and time to do the same thing like the volunteers i would do that. when i found the chance with sacred heart, i did that. >> reporter: now of course the turkey is the all-important centerpiece of the holiday meal. but also the families get in total about 50 pounds worth of
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food, all the fixings, and staples to get them by. and sacred heart will do the same for christmas. they want us to remind you that they still need 2,000 turkeys for thanksgiving but can put your donations to work any time, and no donation is too small. sacr sacredheartcs .org is where to make a donation. >> it's tough for many families this season. still ahead at :a desperate plea. all she wants is for her husband to be released. for the first time, we're hearing from the wife of a war veteran held in korea. >> reporter: in fremont, students and educators are grieving the loss of a belived coach who died while -- beloved coach who died while reportedly trying to be a good samaritan. details coming up. >> reporter: he was in san francisco to talk immigration reform, but president obama also came to the defense of another hot-button issue. traveling this thanksgiving holiday could be disastrous. more the massive storm that's already canceled hundreds of
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flights.
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a long-time high school football coach was killed while trying to help. it happened early saturday morning on 680 near fremont. john webb was a coach and athletic director at fremont's john f. kennedy high school. he was trying to direct traffic after an accident when a car hit and killed him.
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tonight students and faculty remourning. we have more from the school where he worked for nearly 30 years. >> reporter: raj, the school is actually closed for thanksgiving break. no students are here. but they have been stopping by anyway, along with colleagues and others who knew coach webb to bring flowers, balloons, photos to this growing memorial. tonight the flag at kennedy high school in fremont is flying at half staff in honor of coach john webb who left an indelible mark on generations of students and colleagues in his nearly 30 years on campus. >> he wasn't just another person. he wasn't just another teacher or coach. he was a godsend for thousands of kids and staff members that walked fremont, who came to san jose state, people who ran into him. >> reporter: the 76-year-old was heading home after watching the
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game go into overtime. the highway patrol says webb was in an accident on 680nary fremont. he got out of his car to direct traffic and was hitt and killed by another driver. >> it had to be that way. him helping people. it was obviously coach webb being coach webb. >> reporter: he reportedly turned down offers to coach in the nfl, including one from his personal friend, 49ers coach, late bill walsh. >> it wasn't about going to the highest level and -- in pro football. it was being able to sit in a classroom with a kid and getting him to understand the values of -- of life. he loved the job. he just wanted to coach and be his kids. he loved the kids, the job, he loved everything. >> reporter: for so many, it made all the difference. >> just to know that we had him and support, it meant something
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to us. >> you kind of measure someone's greatness these days by the legacy they left behind. and this is -- this is a perfect opportunity for people to reflect and say, you know, i'm glad to have known this man. >> reporter: tomorrow night a vigil for coach webb will be held in front of the school at 6:00 p.m. it's organized by current and former students. almost immediately following is a basketball game where we are told there will be a moment of silence held for coach web. live in fremont, nbc bay area news. >> a terrible loss. she is speaking out for the first time. a palo alto woman says she wants her husband home for the holidays. now she's asking north korean authorities to release him in time for thanksgiving. lee newman has yet to see or hear from her husband merrill, who was detained last month in pyongyang. a north korean military official pulled him from the plane after he boarded for departure.
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he was wrapping up a nine-day strip trip -- trip to the peninsula where he fought for the korean war. >> it's been hard. we have a lot of strong support, but it's not -- when you don't know where your husband of 56 years is, you don't know his health, you don't know when he will be home us. it's not an easy situation. >> newman is 85. he's a grandfather with a heart condition, and he needs his medication, his family says. the family says no one has seen him. they don't know if he has access to his meds nor what his condition is at this point. was it a historic mistake? the backlash and criticism continues this evening over the white house's deal with iran and its nuclear program. nbc bay area's janelle wang is here with our world tonight. >> reporter: president obama continues to defend the agreement and says it's the best shot at stopping iran from making a nuclear weapon. the president addressed the issue first thing when he arrived in san francisco today.
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>> for the first time in a decade, we've halted the progress on iran's nuclear program. key parts of the program will be rolled back. [ applause ] >> reporter: the historic deal made over the weekend would ease sanctions which have crippled iran's economy. and in return, iran will back off its nuclear program and allow inspections. america's biggest mideast ally, israel, says iran cannot be trusted. and the u.s., lawmakers from both parties are also skeptical and are ready to vote to reimplement tougher sanctions if this new approach does not work. another political deal is on the brink of collapse. in a last-minute meeting, national security adviser susan rice flew to meet with afghan president hamid karzai to push him to sign a security pact that would keep u.s. troops in afghanistan for at least another decade. if he doesn't sign it by the end of the year, the white house says it will withdraw the agreement. most of the afghan government and tribal leaders support this deal. but president karzai is refusing
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to sign it until after elections next year. the final report is out, and it appears we will never know the motive behind the newtown massacre. nearly one year after the deadly shooting that killed 23 students and staff at sandy hook elementary school, investigators say they could not find any conclusive motive. there was also no indication why shooter adam lanza chose that school other than it was close to his home. the report did conclude the 20-year-old had significant mental issues including ocd, high anxiety, and signs of asperger's. it also said he fired more than 150 rounds and carefully planned the attack which included taking his own life. long lines and wicked weather, holiday travel is expected to be awful this thanksgiving. a storm packed with snow, sleet, and freezing rain is moving across the country and crippling airports. dallas ft. worth canceled 200 flights today in addition to 300 yesterday. the treacherous weather is being blamed for at least 12 deaths.
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the storm is moving toward the east coast, and airlines are already warning of delays and cancelations. that is your world tonight. >> thank you, janelle. it's called the week of action. hundreds of fast food workers including some at oakland national airport are participating in a nationwide strike. they're demanding minimum wage go to $15 an hour. wednesday. of action starts the airport and union agreed not to strike during the thanksgiving travel period. workers will hand out leaflets instead. walmart and fast food workers will also strike. wednesday will be tough at the port of oakland. drivers with the port's trucker association have approved a work stoppage. they say there's no other way to get the attention of the port managers. truckers want to negotiate compensation for the hours they spend waiting to unload at the port which can be as much as seven hours. truckers also want help paying for expensive new emissions standards on their trucks. >> reporter: still ahead at 6:00 here, new worries about sushi. the one type you may want to watch out for. a piece of movie history
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that inspired a bay area restaurant. it captured quite a price at auction today. and good evening, i'm jeff ranieri. cloud cover on the increase right now. we are also tracking a storm system for thanksgiving. we're going to detail the holiday forecast and what our chances are of getting raindrops coming up. [ female announcer ] welcome one and all to a tastier festive feast.
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is close to crossing market and 4th. the machine is named mom chung and is digging below the b.a.r.t. line. so far more than 2,000 feet of tunnel have been cleared for the new t line. "the maltese physical con" like dori's slippers and scarlet o'hara's green velvet dress is an iconic prop. it sold at auction for $4 million. san francisco has its own "maltese physical ckocon -- "maltese fly "maltese falcon" story. john's grill now has a shrine. the restaurant's own "maltese falcon" figurine was stolen in 2007. the owner had a bronze version created which is too heavy to steal. you may have seen it. a viral video encouraging girls to pursue engineering and science. now it's in the middle of a legal fight.
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♪ girls girls ♪ >> this is the ad for the toy company goldie blocks, which is founded by stanford grad debbie sterling. the song and ad is a spinoff of a song by the beastie boys called "girls." the beastie boys are threatening the company with a copyright infringement lawsuit. goldie blocks is asking they drop the lawsuit claiming the song is a parody of the original song and therefore is not copyright infringement. jeff ranieri is here with us. we're talking holiday week. so if we're going anywhere or having friends or family coming to us, we might be in trouble. >> yeah. a little bit. i think overall compared to last week the forecast is much more improved from what we were potentially looking at. a live look outside of our sky camera network. you see fog-free conditions. high clouds moving across. we'll tell you about that possibility of some showers in your holiday forecast coming up in a few minutes. >> all right. we've got sports for you. life's a beach for cal basketball. looking to stay undefeated with a game in maui. so lucky. the as sign an important
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extension, but not with a player. and if saturday's all right for fighting, monday's okay for suspensions. the league's response to the altercation may surprise you. coming up.
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in "health matters," new information says eating sushi may not be so good for you. rutgers researchers found eating a lot of sushi can expose you to dangerous levels of mercury. mercury poisoning can lead to memory loss, vision loss, and numbness to finger and toes. it also counteracts the positive effects of omega three fatty acids which is known to lower cholesterol and heart disease. the study says larj tuna like atlantic bluefin or big eye has the highest mercury levels. it's one of the most grueling thick you can do physically and mentally.
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the iron man triathlon. nbc bay area's joe rosato jr. shows what one bay area woman overcame just to compete. ever since i was a little kid, done sports, running was my big thing. >> reporter: there's hardly a day when naomi isn't biking, running, or swimming. >> i exercise six times a week. sometimes multiple times a day. >> reporter: earlier this year she was busy training for an upcoming grueling iron man triathlon. but her plans skidded off the pavement on march 3rd when her car hit a patch of black ice near tahoe. >> the car flipped and rolled and came to rest upside down. >> reporter: she landed in the hospital with a broken neck and two badly damaged vertebrae. she eventually wound up at ucsf hospital in san francisco. >> with the accident she could have been completely paralyzed. you know, she could have been a quadriplegic, lost both arms and leg function. >> reporter: luckily she didn't
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suffer a major spinal cord injury. still, her doctor was surprised by the question she posed just before undergoing delicate surgery in may. she wanted to know when she could resume training. >> i'm like, okay, you know, i'm still going to be able to race, right? he's thinking, you know, crazy. >> it wasn't in my mind to make sure that she can run. i told her, you know, maybe we should postpone. >> reporter: for three weeks after her surgery, with her surgeon's blessing, she started training. last week she ran, biked, and swam in the iron man triathlon in tempe, arizona. >> my goal for the race is just to savor the day. you know, the highs and lows of it. >> reporter: in the end, she savored coming in 43 th out of 2,500 athletes with a time of 11 hours and four minutes. her doctor said he was surprised and soon will have a reminder on his wall of perhaps his most determined patient yet. >> i would love to get one of my
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photos from the race and sign it so he can have it in his office. >> reporter: joe rosato jr., nbc bay area news. the slopes are open in the sierra. the heavenly resort in south lake tahoe opened this weekend. plenty of people took advantage of it. kirkwood, south, opened today, as well. plenty of spot for anyone who want to ski or snowboard this holiday weekend. >> are we going? a roadtrip? >> what are we going to do about thanksgiving first? >> jeff ranieri? >> yeah, you can't skip past the turkey yet. all right. get a live look at that radar. if you're leaving on any flight for attend out of sfo, we currently have clear conditions. at least when it comes to rainfall. there's some cloud cover up ahead, that's getting sparked off by the storm system in the pacific. the changing jet stream will allow it to get closer to us. we'll talk about timing issues in the forecast and also some intensity concerns, as well, here in about a minute. i want to take you outside now to that sky camera network on
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this monday. temperatures in the upper 50s, nice, cool, crisp air. you can probably leave the window open for tonight. at least for the next couple of hours before it gets too cold. in san francisco, 59. again, mid to high-level cloud cover. you can still see downtown pretty good this hour. the other concern we have over the next 24 hours, you see in the south bay sky camera. if you look toward the center of the screen, a little haze there. that's the moderate air quality we dealt with today, and we'll be staying in the forecast through tomorrow. speaking of which, let's get a preview of some of the temperatures. we'll have mid 60s here as we get a look at those averages with plenty of sunshine by the afternoon. while we will start off with clouds, it's going to be a great tuesday in the forecast. now here is the current situation. we've had this area, high pressure sitting overhead the past three days. that's where we've got the great weather from. it's called the blocking ridge. hence the name, it's been blocking all the storm activity and sending it to the north. but that's going to begin to weaken over the next 24 hours.
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and here comes our coastal storm by wednesday and thursday. right now, most model predictions have this staying offshore, and coming in from the north and moving off toward the south. that's a better forecast if you didn't want any kind of bigger storm system. but it's just so close, i mean, this storm moving just 60 more miles inland, and we could be looking at a lot more rainfall across the bay area. so i'm not ready at this point to call for a dry thanksgiving. we're going to go with the highest chance here of showers across the coast. also the santa cruz mountains on thanksgiving. rainfall totals, trace amounts to .15 inch. overall for the bay area, about a 65% chance here of showers in the forecast. and again, with that high model disagreement, i think by tomorrow we'll continue to fine tune the forecast. we'll have a much better idea on the intensity and also the timing of it. on your forecast throughout our tuesday, take a look, find your zone. for san jose, 66. mostly sunny skies by the afternoon. the peninsula cooler with 63.
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along san francisco, 65 and also partly cloudy skies. let's get a look at the rest of the bay area. what you'll find across the north bay is after some clouds and also a cold start, we'll have mostly sunny skies by the afternoon. about a 30-degree temperature jump from the morning hours right into the afternoon. the other thing you need to be concerned about is unhealthy levels of air quality. a spare the air day in effect for the entire bay area with the worst air quality expected across the north bay. and for the tri-valley, pleasanton, 65. livermore, expecting 64. as we head into that holiday forecast for thanksgiving, we're going to go with mid 60s. again, a 65% chance of showers. so as you get your day ready here for thanksgiving, you're up prepping at 8:00 a.m., slight chance of showers. by 11:00 a.m., the food's in the oven, looking good. by 4:00 p.m., leftovers. maybe the football in the back yard. mid 60s and partly cloudy skies coming our way. not bad as we head throughout this thanksgiving. >> not bad at all. thank you. >> the whole timeline for thanksgiving. >> yeah.
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perfect. >> and the raiders playing on thanksgiving. let's brim in jim from our comcast sports net newsroom. jim? >> reporter: i'm doing well. i'll be eating, playing football, eating some more. that's my date for thursday. guys, let's get it going with sports. this season the warriors have had to deal with injuries. and now it will be down another man as they open a four-game roadtrip on thursday. andrew bogus suspended one game for getting into a little altercation with the blazers sudden. even though he -- on saturday. even though he wasn't ejected he said, "new orleans had a work engagement canceled tomorrow. anyone free for dinner?" give the guy credit. at least he's got a sense of humor about things. warriors lost the game. with a thanksgiving game coming up against the cowboys, as raj mentioned, the raiders wasted no time in going for mat mcgloin. he threw the touchdown to reece yesterday. for his part, reece has nothing
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but good to say about the rookie q.b. >> i think he played tremendous football. he stayed poised and composed in the pocket. he stayed composed and poised in the huddle throughout the game. in a close game like that when you're on offense and have a chance to go score and go put your team up, you know, it's rough for a lot of quarterbacks. a lot of quarterbacks that have been in this league for a long time. for a guy making his second start, you would never guess it if you were in the huddle. you would think you were playing with a ten-year vet. my hat goes off to matt. he's playing great fab now. >> reporter: let's get to college hoops. men's hoops taking on arkansas in the maui invitational. lucky guys. first half, misses. here, doesn't. running the floor, grab it, dunk it. early second half, cal up three, cobb lobbed the pass. richard solomon, slam it home. bam! 13 minutes left. watch the block in one end. got an arrow. this is going to be easy to
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watch. behind the head and wham. throw it down, 85-77. cal the winner, 5-0. hit the beach, boys. hit the beach. oakland as added a lefty to the roster, acquiring the pitcher from the nationals for a single a outfielder named john wooten. the 27-year-old reliever made 39 appearances for washington last season, finished with the 3.35 earned run average. today the oakland coliseum authority approved a two-year extension with the athletics. adding speculation the as could share at&t park with the giants. the coliseum authority also approved a one-year extension with the raiders. raiders will play one game in london next season. that will count as one of their eight regular season home games. the 49ers now leading 10-3 in their game. second quarter in washington. we'll have highlights and reaction at 11:00. that will do it from the xfinity sports desk. >> did he say he was going to eat first and play football or football first and then eat? >> i think both. he'll mix it in with the raiders'sraider
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raiders' game, as well. >> and fitting in the turkey trot. extra pizza pie for me. >> thank you, jim. >> for a full half-hour of local sports coverage, watch "sports net central" on comcast sports at 10:30. presents...
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did you know this millions of americans are now leaving the united states to tour other countries and to get medical procedures? investigative reporters found it's a big business that critics at least say could come with a cost. >> that's right. even so, the low prices are even prompting u.s. businesses and health care providers to consider outphasing medical
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tourism as a health care option. we're talking about u.s. companies like united group programs and anthem blue cross and blue shield. there james robinson is a professor at the u.c. berkeley center for technology. he says while there are obvious economic benefits to medical travel, all health care is not created equal. >> the top of the market in other countries is as good as the top of the market here. the middle of the market in other countries is not as good as the middle of the market here. >> reporter: tonight watch our full investigation as we traveled to mexico and saw facilities firsthand. again, that's tonight on nbc bay area news at 11:00. raj, jess? >> okay. see you at 11:00. we're now just 73 days until the start of the winter olympics. today tickets went on sale in russia. the mascots of the games attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony -- mascots are always a little interesting. it happen today in the host city of sochi. many people lining up, dropping some big bucks to see the games
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in person. ticket prices range from $1 for a hockey game -- $16 for a hockey game to more than $1,600 for the opening game. a coveted ticket. the opening ceremony takes place february 7th here on nbc bay area. >> i'm going to node a better explanation of the mass -- need a better explanation of the mascots. i didn't identify what they were right away. let's turn things over to jeff for a final look at weather. >> i think i saw a bun any there. the holiday -- bunny in there. the holiday forecast, mid 60s, certainly jacket weather. a slight chance of showers. in san jose, the best possibility of showers would be in the morning hours. then as we head throughout the afternoon, looking at about 64 degrees, partly cloudy skies on your thanksgiving. in terms of traveling delays, quickly, by wednesday and thursday, clouds and potential showers, sfo, producing delays and rain and snow in washington and new york. >> thanks -- >> active week. >> thank you, jeff. >> sure. >> see you tonight at 11:00. >> bye-bye.
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